Mid-Autumn Festival (Simplified Chinese: Mid-Autumn Festival; Traditional Chinese: Mid-Autumn Festival), also known as Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival are also known as the four traditional Chinese festivals. Influenced by Chinese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also a traditional festival for some countries in East and Southeast Asia, especially the local Chinese and overseas Chinese.
The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.On this day, the Chinese believe that the moon is at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn.
Sacrificing the moon is a very old custom in our country. It is actually the worship activity of the ancients to the "Moon God". Since its development, eating moon cakes and admiring the moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival has become a must-have custom for the Mid-Autumn Festival in various parts of the north and south of China. Moon cakes symbolize reunion. People take it as food for festivals and sacrifice to relatives and friends.
Mooncakes are filled with plant-based raw material seeds, such as walnut kernels, almonds, sesame kernels, melon seeds, hawthorn, lotus seed paste, red beans, jujube paste, etc., which have a certain health effect on the human body.
Plant seeds are high in unsaturated fatty acids, mostly oleic acid and linoleic acid, which are beneficial to soften blood vessels and prevent arteriosclerosis; contain minerals, which are beneficial to improve immunity and prevent children from zinc deficiency and iron deficiency anemia; lotus seeds, red adzuki beans , Sesame seeds are high in potassium, which replaces sodium excretion in cells, nourishes the myocardium and regulates blood pressure; from the perspective of Chinese medicine, some raw materials are mostly mild, strengthen the heart, calm and soothe the nerves, and some seeds are rich in vitamin E, anti-aging, nourishing Skin, black hair.
Moon cakes can soften blood vessels, prevent arteriosclerosis, and improve immunity.
Post time: Sep-22-2021